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08th Dec 2022

People are convinced they know who new horror villain is based on

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‘Is it just me or is M3GAN a long lost Olsen twin?’

A trailer for upcoming flick M3GAN has got horror fans all saying the same thing.

A creepy doll in the movie looks a lot like a certain Hollywood star.

M3GAN, produced by horror movie heavyweight James Wan, centres around Gemma who uses artificial intelligence to create a high-tech robotic doll that is especially designed to look after and protect its owner.

When Gemma, played by Allison Williams, unexpectedly becomes guardian to her niece Cady, after her parents die in a car accident, the roboticist decides to enlist the help of a M3GAN prototype, as she’s unsure and unprepared to take on parenting duties.

Gemma hopes the robot will become a companion for the eight-year-old, played by Violet McGraw of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ fame, but as things so often do in horror movies, things go wrong.

M3GAN, played by Amie Donald and voiced by Jenna Davis, becomes self-aware a little obsessed with protecting Cady.

The trailer, which dropped on Wednesday, has got fans excited, but they’re also struggling to look past some similarities between M3GAN and Elizabeth Olsen.

One person wrote on Twitter: “Is the robot from M3GAN supposed to be an Olsen twin?”

Another wrote: “Discovered the actress who voices M3GAN is…not Elizabeth Olsen. Which is weird bc that’s exactly who this doll is modelled on.” Someone else said: “Is it just me or is M3GAN a long lost Olsen sister?”

Talking about the movie last month to Empire, Wan said that M3GAN was ‘Annabelle meets The Terminator’.

He twent on to explain that he is: “Fascinated by things that are meant to be innocent, but become more… malign.”

Akela Cooper, who wrote M3GAN alongside Wan, admitted that she wasn’t a big fan of dolls but hoped she’d created an “iconic monster” in M3GAN.

“My thing was ventriloquist dummies,” she told Empire.

“I saw the Anthony Hopkins movie Magic at a really young age and that cemented the creepiness in my brain. I was a big Child’s Play fan, too. It was always my dream to create an iconic monster of my own.

M3GAN is in cinemas on 13 January.

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